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Alive Inc.

Funded Program(s)

Children’s Treatment Program

2018-2019 Core Award - $100,000.00

The Children’s Treatment Program provides ongoing therapy to children who have witnessed domestic abuse and live and/or reside in St. Louis County. Services are free and include a parental assessment on the needs observed for the child/ren in therapy.

Nights of Safety

2018-2019 Core Award - $240,000.00

The Nights of Safety program provides temporary shelter services to victims of domestic abuse (adults and their children) who live and/or reside in the St. Louis County area. Shelter stays can be no longer than 14 days; most average four to five days until a bed opens in a long-term traditional shelter. Transportation is also included when necessary.

Almost Home

Funded Program(s)

Foundations to Success

2018-2019 Core Award - $600,000.00

Foundations to Success (FTS) is a transitional living program designed to give low-income young moms a safe place to focus on learning the knowledge and skills needed to put them on a path toward financial independence. The goal of the FTS program is to build a solid foundation to increase access to education, jobs, and careers for the young moms. To accomplish this, clinical case management and family support services focus on increasing stability by identifying and removing current and potential barriers, strengthening relationships and networks, and reinforcing skills and behaviors for independent living. FTS programming includes the provision of stable housing, education and employment support, therapeutic counseling, positive parenting, and independent living skills classes, giving teen moms a foundation on which to achieve educational and employment success.

Behavioral Health Response Inc.

Funded Program(s)

St. Louis County Youth Connection Helpline

2018-2019 Core Award - $975,000.00

The St. Louis County Youth Connection Helpline is a dedicated 24/7 hotline for youth, parents, guardians, or other concerned individuals to access crisis intervention, behavioral health and substance use assessment and service linkage. Services are readily available by phone, SMS Text, web chat, and face-to-face mobile outreach. A team of follow-up coordinators work with the referred individual to ensure linkage and care coordination post-crisis.

Bethany Christian Services of Missouri

Funded Program(s)

Safe Families for Children

2018-2019 Core Award - $320,000.00

Safe Families for Children is a service offered by Bethany Christian Services that helps parents experiencing temporary crisis by providing a host family for their children to stay with until the crisis has passed. Safe Families for Children is available to families with children ranging from birth to age 17.

Better Family Life Inc.

Funded Program(s)

Comprehensive Access to Resources, Education, and Services (C.A.R.E.S. ) - Prevention Project

2018-2019 Core Award - $400,000.00

Better Family Life (BFL) Comprehensive Access to Resources, Education and Services (C.A.R.E.S.) program will engage youth in interactive, student-centric sessions that are evidence-based, medically accurate, and age, culturally, and linguistically appropriate sessions. These sessions are taught from a trauma-informed approach to reinforce positive youth development and are inclusive and non-stigmatizing of all youth, including LGBTQ. BFL will utilize four evidence-based prevention program curriculums: Making Proud Choices, Prompting Health Among Teens- Abstinence Only, Too Good for Drugs and Violence (Too Good for Violence), and Tackling Tough Skills. The prevention program will also screen for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and provide case management and support services.

BIAS (Bilingual International Assistant Services)

Funded Program(s)

Project Safe Space: Trauma-Focused Mental Health Services for Refugee and Immigrant Children

2018-2019 Core Award - $268,000.00

Project Safe Space provides trauma-informed mental health services to immigrant and refugee children and youth ages 5-19. Services include comprehensive trauma-informed assessments, trauma-focused individual and group therapy utilizing somatic-based and EMDR interventions, and trauma-informed psycho-education for caregivers and school staff. Students qualified for services have either had exposure to traumatic experiences and/or appear to be having difficulty adjusting due to potential cultural and language barriers. Additionally, students qualified for our services must be either foreign-born children, children of foreign-born caregivers, or English Langauge Learner students.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri

Funded Program(s)

The Mentoring Initiative

2018-2019 Core Award - $150,000.00

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri will deliver mentoring services to at-risk youth. The child will be matched in one-to-one mentoring relationships with screened and trained adult volunteers and will work together with mentors, parents, schools, and teachers to ensure they are healthy, educated, and delinquent-free.

BJC Behavioral Health

Funded Program(s)

Embedded School Mental Health (ESMH) Program

2018-2019 Core Award - $1,800,000.00

BJC Behavioral Health Educational Support Counselors (ESC) address, assess, and identify the needs, strengths, and resources within each school district’s unique community and culture. Often there is an insurmountable amount of trauma existing in the community and in the lives of students, and the ESCs have been trained in trauma therapy. ESCs focus on students from the time they enter school until they leave, helping to address the many issues faced during their day. Other basic issues such as hunger, lack of a safe living environment, or multiple family losses are also addressed. ESCs assist staff and parents to become more aware of getting a formal diagnosis, educating about the diagnosis and symptoms, and referring to places where the child/youth can be treated.

Psychiatric Services

2018-2019 Core Award - $750,000.00

BJC Behavioral Health (BJC BH) has provided psychiatric services for more than 20 years and offers psychiatric evaluations for all ages, including a pre-school clinic. Services focus on improvement and continued stabilization of an individual's level of functioning and alleviation of psychiatric symptoms that interfere with functioning. In general, wait times to see a child and adolescent psychiatrist in the St. Louis area can range four to eight months. BJC currently can see new children from the community within one to two weeks. BJC BH sees both uninsured and underinsured children and youth.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis

Funded Program(s)

BE GREAT: Graduate

2018-2019 Core Award - $650,000.00

BE GREAT: Graduate is a targeted dropout prevention program offered at Normandy High School to help students at high risk of disengaging from school develop the academic, emotional, and social skills necessary for long-term success. Using the evidence-based Check & Connect mentoring model, case management, small groups, and special activities, the program addresses key developmental tasks in academic achievement, healthy lifestyles, character education, and college and career readiness. Participating students learn to improve school engagement and performance, develop plans for college and careers, and improve their ability to resist negative behaviors.

CHADS Coalition for Mental Health

Funded Program(s)

CHADS Bullying Prevention

2018-2019 Core Award - $225,000.00

CHADS Bullying Prevention programming, a part of CHADS school outreach, consists of two complimentary evidence-based services: The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and CHADS Mentoring. CHADS Mentoring uses the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) competencies as a framework for assessment and content. In schools with CHADS mentoring services in place, teachers will refer students to the mentoring program if the student is exhibiting bullying behaviors or is the recipient of bullying. The mentoring sessions are 15-30 minutes one-on-ones with the mentor and mentee. Sessions typically occur weekly. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is an evidence-based whole-school culture change program. CHADS OBPP uses an innovative wrap-around approach that involves not only the students directly involved in bullying but bystanders as well.

CHADS Family Support

2018-2019 Core Award - $190,000.00

CHADS Family Support’s core competency is stabilizing youth with chronic severe depression, severe anxiety, and frequent suicidal ideation. CHADS Family Support prevents suicide by providing evidence-based counseling and psychoeducational services. To reduce transportation barriers, services are provided in multiple office locations and several schools. There is a $25 flat fee per office session that may be waived if needed. CHADS also provides support groups and postvention services. CHADS Family Support serves youth ages 5-19.

CHADS Signs of Suicide

2018-2019 Core Award - $140,000.00

Signs of Suicide® (SOS) is an evidence-based prevention program that uses a two-pronged approach: education, to raise awareness; and screening, for depression and other risk factors. The program teaches youth to recognize the signs of mental illness and what they can do to get help. The SOS presentation teaches youth that depression is a treatable illness and empowers them to respond to a potential suicide of a friend or family member by using the A.C.T. technique. (ACKNOWLEDGE the signs of suicide, respond with CARE, and TELL a responsible adult.) SOS is a self-contained module designed to be incorporated into the duration of one health class. Related suicide prevention programming also offered by CHADS includes Every Year Every Student, College Freshman Education/2nd ACT for older youth and the “Training Trusted Adults” presentation.

Center for Behavioral Health - UMSL

Funded Program(s)

Psychological Evaluation Services for St. Louis County Children and Adolescents

2018-2019 Core Award - $5,500,000.00

CBH provides a full range of psychological evaluation services and treatment recommendations for learning disabilities, and for behavioral and emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression, aggression, school-related problems, peer and family relationship problems, poor attention, hyperactivity, and eating concerns. For clients currently in treatment, we also provide collaborative assessments to assist with the therapeutic process. In addition, CBH offers violence risk assessments, diagnostic assessments, and psychosexual evaluations. Following evaluation, all clients are provided with support to help them establish recommended aftercare and treatment services.

Child Center Marygrove

Funded Program(s)

Crisis Care

2018-2019 Core Award - $590,000.00

Marygrove offers crisis care to children and youth ages birth-19, on a 24/7 basis. The program offers crisis counseling, assessments, shelter, food, clothing, medical care, recreation, and referral services to the youth and their families. Staff work to resolve the situation, bringing the youth into the crisis program and working with the families when possible to prevent the crisis. Follow-up is done with the youth and families following discharge from the program.

Marygrove Transitional Living Program

2018-2019 Core Award - $3,500,000.00

 

Marygrove offers a transitional and independent living program for teens ages 16-19. The TLP program is in two separate group homes, one male and one female, and provides 24/7 staff supervision and programming to help youth learn the skills necessary to live productive lives on their own. The TLP program is offered in off-site apartments in the community and teaches youth independent living skills to eventually be on their own in the community. Both programs offer mental health services to the youth.

Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis

Funded Program(s)

Forensic Services

2018-2019 Core Award - $750,000.00

CASGSL receives referrals for forensic interviews from Children's Division and/or law enforcement agencies and coordinates with various multidisciplinary team members. These multidisciplinary team members include law enforcement, child protection workers, the prosecutor's office, family court, and medical professionals. CASGSL provides forensic interviews to children who allegedly have been sexually abused, physically abused, or witnessed a violent crime. These interviews are comprehensive and fact-finding; they are conducted in a child-friendly, neutral setting by a forensic interviewer. CASGSL also provides advocacy services to help reduce the effects of trauma for the child and non-offending caregiver, as well as other family members, throughout the entire case process.

Trauma-Informed System of Care

2018-2019 Core Award - $990,000.00

CASGSL offers an array of trauma-focused counseling options to children and adolescents who have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, community violence, neglect, serious accidents, natural disasters, or traumatic loss. CASGSL also offers treatment for children and adolescents with problematic sexual behavior. Evidence-based practices include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention, Integrated Treatment for Complex Trauma, Alternatives for Families-A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Therapy is provided on an outpatient basis at three locations: on the UMSL campus, in Kirkwood, and in the Central West End. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

College Bound

Funded Program(s)

College Bound Wellness Program

2018-2019 Core Award - $120,000.00

The Wellness Program is designed to strengthen the educational achievement, behavioral health, and social skills of College Bound students. The program provides behavioral health support for College Bound students through annual behavioral health screenings, timely access to therapy services, and care coordination for students accessing services in the St. Louis community.

Compass Health Incorporated

Funded Program(s)

The Pinocchio Program

2018-2019 Core Award - $800,000.00

The Pinocchio Program is designed for early detection and intervention of school adjustment difficulties in children enrolled in kindergarten through third grade. The goal of the program is to detect mild to moderate school adjustment difficulties early, to help children develop a school-based  trusting relationship with an adult to support them in their efforts to cope with social, environmental, and school adjustment difficulties, and to enhance learning skills. The benefits of the program include reduction of negative adjustment behaviors, improvement in children’s self-confidence, social skills, learning skills and other school-related competencies, and to allow school mental health professionals to focus on children who need more intensive interventions. Participating students are seen once a week by trained Pinocchio Associates for 30 minutes in individual sessions or in 45 minute group sessions. The Pinocchio Program is currently offered in 10 elementary schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District.    

Covenant House Missouri (CHMO)

Funded Program(s)

Crisis Program

2018-2019 Core Award - $275,000.00

CHMO's Crisis Program (temporary shelter services) provides youth ages 16-19 with short-term housing as well as a comprehensive array of support services designed to help youth regain stability and reconnect with their families when possible. The 10-bed program provides youth with a safe and supportive shelter for up to 30 days. Recognizing the barriers and challenges that surround this unique population, the initial goal is to identify what they need and provide security, food, clothing, a bed, shower, etc. and begin to build a trusting relationship based on a foundation of trust, structure, and choice.

Transitional Living Program

2018-2019 Core Award - $170,000.00

The Transitional Living Program provides a stable and supportive living environment for youth ages 16-19 while they work to develop the skills and tools needed to achieve adult independence. Twenty beds are available for youth, and the length of stay is up to 24 months. In this program, youth are provided with a comprehensive array of services designed not to just meet their immediate needs for stable housing, but to better prepare them to address longer-term challenges to both economic and personal stability. This is accomplished by providing housing and individualized case management services complimented by a variety of support services including educational services, job readiness classes and job placement, counseling, recreational opportunities, and service learning activities. The long-term goal for youth participating in the Transitional Living Program is the successful transition to an independent and productive living arrangement.

Easter Seals Midwest   

Funded Program(s)

Specialized Home and Community-Based Case Management 

2018-2019 Core Award - $70,000.00

Parents of individuals with autism can feel lost, confused, or overwhelmed at times. As leaders in the field, Easter Seals Midwest Autism Services Division has developed a program called Family Navigation to ensure that families will not have to “go it alone." While people with autism share certain characteristics, no two people with autism are alike. For this reason, each family impacted needs an individualized treatment plan to help their child reach his or her full potential.

Specialized Individual and Group Autism Respite and Case Management Services

2018-2019 Core Award - $250,000.00

Respite is a service offered to families to assist them in caring for their child or to allow parents to take a break. If you simply want to leave the house to run errands or need something more ongoing, an Individual Support Assistant (ISA) can care for your child and give you peace of mind. In-home respite offers support both in the natural home and in the community with an ISA that targets specific, individualized goals for your child designed by the team. A wide variety of group services that happen both on-site and in the community are also available.

Epworth Children & Family Services

Funded Program(s)

Epworth Psychological Services

2018-2019 Core Award - $550,000.00

Epworth Psychological Services (EPS) offers comprehensive psychological evaluations as well as individual, couples, and family therapy. EPS helps raise awareness of mental health issues and improves access to community-based treatments through community education and outreach.

Family Support Network 

2018-2019 Core Award - $800,000.00

Family Support Network provides in-home family counseling to families with children birth-13 or youth up to 18 if the child has a qualifying disability. By focusing on parenting strategies, positive discipline techniques, anger management, and skill building, the program’s goal is to help strengthen families’ resilience and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Progressive Youth Connection

2018-2019 Core Award - $100,000.00

Progressive Youth Connections provides character education programming to children and youth in K-12 schools, juvenile detention, and other community-based settings throughout the St. Louis area. This program facilitates evidence-based curriculum that focuses on social-emotional skill building, including conflict resolution, communication, and healthy relationships.

Street Outreach Services 

2018-2019 Core Award - $395,000.00

The Street Outreach Services program supports youth ages 11-19 who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Through mobile outreach, the program distributes food, hygiene kits, safe sex kits, and educational materials and provides assistance with accessing safe housing or shelter. The drop-in center offers comprehensive services such as laundry, shower facilities, hot meals, and access to service coordinators who offer crisis counseling and resource referral to support each youth in reaching their goals.

Transitional Living Program

2018-2019 Core Award - $2,350,000.00

The Transitional Living program provides safe housing with varying degrees of structure to support youth ages 17-19 who are experiencing homelessness on their path to self-sufficiency. In addition to housing (structured and community-based apartments), youth engage in case management services to help them reach their goals of housing, finances, health, safety, education, employment, community resources, healthy relationships and parenting.

Youth Emergency Shelter

2018-2019 Core Award - $800,000.00

The Youth Emergency Shelter provides supportive emergency shelter services for at-risk youth or youth of families experiencing crisis. Youth, ages 11-19, are eligible for housing, basic needs, individual, group, and family therapy, case management services, and life skills instruction.

Every Child's Hope 

Funded Program(s)

Family Solutions for Kids

2018-2019 Core Award - $1,100,000.00

Family Solutions for Kids (FSK) is a program designed to help parents and children who are facing challenges in their family functioning. In collaboration with Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services of Missouri, FSL is a free, in-home intervention tailored to meet the distinct needs of every family. FSK is available to any St. Louis County family with identified children and youth ages 4 through 19. Services include individual and family therapy, psychiatric services, parenting skill coaching, and linkages with other community resources.

Outpatient Psychiatric Services

2018-2019 Core Award - $1,200,000.00

Outpatient Psychiatric Services provides a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan, along with medication management by board-certified child psychiatrists. Children and youth ages 4-19 who live in St. Louis County receive services for free. In-office individual and family therapy and case management services are also provided by a master’s level therapist.

Steppingstone

2018-2019 Core Award - $800,000.00

Steppingstone is a comprehensive transitional living program for youth ages 16-19 who are at risk or experiencing homelessness in the St. Louis area. The program’s focus is to promote the social and emotional well-being of youth who have experienced homelessness, or who are at risk for homelessness, while helping each youth increase their resiliency to trauma and attain sustainable living. Steppingstone provides stable housing through group living and campus and community apartment living, individualized case management services, and therapy to address trauma and other mental health issues. The program facilitates developing permanent connections for youth with caring adults. Youth also receive educational planning and employment assistance, and life skills training. The services are evidence-based, trauma-informed, and based on the Positive Youth Development philosophy.

Family Forward 

Funded Program(s)

CATP Child and Family Behavioral Health Services

2018-2019 Core Award - $1,000,000.00

FamilyForward utilizes multiple evidence-based practices to provide child and family therapy focused on creating safer, healthier relationships. Every child and family is unique and FamilyForward has a team of clinicians with training in a wide range of therapeutic interventions to allow each child to be evaluated and for the appropriate intervention to be determined. Also available are the services of the FamilyForward Developmental Trauma Center, which provides assessment and treatment for children who have experienced chronic, complex trauma early in life, typically through child abuse and neglect. Often these children are in foster care or have been adopted and are struggling with the ongoing impact of their early life experiences.

Comprehensive Services for Children and Families

2018-2019 Core Award - $700,000.00

Comprehensive Services for Children and Families includes counseling, parent coaching, case management, and advocacy with the intention of increasing a family’s resilience and social connections, knowledge of parenting to support children’s social and emotional development, and access to community supports to meet needs related to housing, employment, and other major areas of stress. Services are available to children and families who have come to the attention of the child welfare system or who have identified themselves as wanting assistance to make long-term changes.

Respite and Family Support

2018-2019 Core Award - $600,000.00

FamilyForward provides facility-based respite care 24 hours a day for children with complex, chronic developmental disabilities and often with significant health concerns. These children require complete or almost complete care for all needs, including feeding, hygiene, and other daily tasks. Typical diagnoses include cerebral palsy, seizure disorder, shaken baby syndrome, and profound cognitive deficit. Many of the children also have health conditions associated with these disabilities (such as having a g-tube, tracheotomy, etc.). All children served are non-ambulatory and use a wheelchair for mobility; most are unable to speak or communicate clearly, and many require constant nursing care to maintain their health. Families may use a few hours of service or a few weeks of service, depending on individual family need. Respite care can be utilized on a planned basis or in response to a crisis.

Therapeutic Day Treatment for Young Children

2018-2019 Core Award - $500,000.00

FamilyForward provides an intensive treatment program for 3- to 5-year-old children who have been unsuccessful in other traditional day care and/or preschool settings because of behavioral health issues. Goals are focused on social-emotional skill building, enhancing coping skills, and strengthening relationships with family, peers, and teachers to address children’s likelihood of developing increasingly problematic mental health issues as they enter the school system. FamilyForward practices using a developmentally-focused approach to understanding child development and the impact of significant childhood trauma. Matching the correct interventions to the specific developmental stage and needs of the child is critical to success. This program utilizes an evidence-based model designed to individually assess the child to identify the crucial sequencing of interventions to prevent long-term negative outcomes associated with these challenges.

Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition

Funded Program(s)

30 Days to Family

2018-2019 Core Award - $700,000.00

Intense, short-term intervention to place a child with relatives/kin within 30 days of entering foster care. An average of 150 relatives/kin are identified. Natural and formal supports are put in place to ensure placement stability. Referrals are accepted from child welfare agencies and court staff only.

Educational Advocacy for Youth Impacted by Foster Care

2018-2019 Core Award - $400,000.00

This program serves students impacted by foster care who have mental, emotional, or behavioral health concerns with special education plans, enrollment, and/or suspensions. Referrals are accepted from the family and/or educators, child welfare agencies, court staff, CASAs, and therapists.

Family Works: Crisis Intervention for Foster/Adoptive Families

2018-2019 Core Award - $230,000.00

Family Works is a 24/7 crisis intervention program for foster/adoptive/guardianship families. This 12- to 15-week program is rooted in attachment and trauma theory. Referrals are accepted from the family and/or child welfare agencies, court staff, CASAs, and therapists.

Gateway 180

Funded Program(s)

Gateway 180 Residential Emergency Shelter

2018-2019 Core Award - $480,000.00

The Gateway180 Residential Emergency Shelter serves as a temporary home to 161 individual women, children and family members experiencing homelessness. Gateway180 is committed to strengthening families and accepts both teenage boys and fathers accompanying their family into shelter. Gateway180 provides those in need of shelter with a clean safe bed, three hot meals, and a nurturing environment. The Gateway180 Emergency Shelter Program allows for 30 days of shelter bed access. The Transitional Living Program can extend bed access for up to 24 months. Both programs include access to individualized case management, empowerment workshops, educational play sessions for children and referrals to community partners and the resources necessary to reduce housing barriers, empowering families to become independent, stable, and permanently housed.

Good Shepherd Children and Family Services

Funded Program(s)

Nurturing Teens

2018-2019 Core Award - $850,000.00

The Nurturing Teens Program provides shelter and group-based transition livings services for pregnant and parenting teens and their babies, particularly those facing homelessness. The primary aims of the program are to ensure healthy births and to help mothers move on to greater independence as nurturing and effective moms. Care is individualized to the unique needs of each mother, but services include 24-hour supervision and support, group and individual counseling, nursing and psychiatric care, case management, parenting and life skills training, educational and vocational support, and one-on-one coaching.

Great Circle

Funded Program(s)

Fostering Futures

2018-2019 Core Award - $1,000,000.00

Fostering Futures serves youth and their families who are at risk for disruption from a home or school environment. The goal of Fostering Futures is to stabilize youth in foster care or youth in their home or school environment, while providing therapeutic and behavioral interventions as needed, in order to prevent removal from their current placement or school. The program is designed to provide weekly therapy sessions with a client for up to one year and requires a participation commitment from the caregiver. A behavioral specialist is available for clients who require additional services outside of weekly therapy.

Pervasive Emotion Dysregulation Intensive Outpatient Program

2018-2019 Core Award - $200,000.00

Day Services is an outpatient program for youth ages 13-18 who are un-/under-insured, currently engaged in non-suicidal self-injury, and struggle with issues of pervasive emotional dysregulation. Clients may participate in Intensive Outpatient Program services which include Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills groups (nine hours per week) and may include individual and family therapy. Outpatient individual and family therapy are also offered at the completion of other group skills programming to help clients continue to increase positive coping skills and reduce barriers to experiencing a life worth living.

Respite

2018-2019 Core Award - $544,000.00

Great Circle's respite program provides a safe, nurturing, supportive alternative for parents of children with developmental disabilities while focusing on developing the child's independent living skills and interpersonal/social skills. The program offers parents a break from the challenges involved in raising and caring for their child, supporting the individualized goals for increasing the child's ability to function more independently both in the home and community setting. The facility-based respite program is designed to support children in a residential setting with a ratio of no more than three children to one staff; the in-home respite program is a one-on-one support in the child’s natural home and community setting.

Therapeutic Mentoring

2018-2019 Core Award - $900,000.00

The Therapeutic Mentoring program serves as an early intervention tool for children and youth through therapeutic groups and individual mentoring. Services are provided to students who attend targeted elementary schools in the Ferguson-Florissant and Riverview Gardens School Districts. Candidates for the program are identified and recommended by school staff. Services provided focus on character improvement, academic success, and emotional regulation.

Therapeutic Student Support Program

2018-2019 Core Award - $740,000.00

This program provides therapeutic services to students who attend school in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. The school-based program takes place during the regular school day. The primary focus is on underserved students who do not have access to resources for mental health services. Students are referred by school counselors, administrators, social workers, teachers, and other staff that work closely with the student population.

Jewish Family & Children's Service

Funded Program(s)

Individual and Family Therapy 

2018-2019 Core Award - $200,000.00

JF&CS provides clinical counseling services which focus on a process of change where children and adolescents learn to overcome or manage their diagnosed symptoms and conditions, in order to improve overall well-being and achieve optimal health. Clinical staff members focus on a range of outcomes for clients from stabilization to clinically significant improvement in functioning (e.g., behavioral improvement, emotional stabilization, increase in social support, increase in functional status, and decrease in risk of harm). The program goal is to strengthen and support children and adolescents by increasing the level of independent functioning within the individual or family unit. Clinical staff demonstrate respect for the child’s or adolescent’s autonomy, confidentiality, sociocultural values, personal goals, lifestyle choices, and complex family interactions.

Learning and Behavioral Diagnostic Center

2018-2019 Core Award - $800,000.00

JF&CS delivers services using testing inventories with solid psychometric properties by trained, credentialed staff, and guided by the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. The Learning and Behavioral Diagnostic Center offers testing in the following categories: Psychoeducational Assessment (e.g., School Readiness Testing); Developmental and Behavioral Assessment - procedures designed to identify children who should receive a more intensive assessment (e.g., – Achenbach); Psychodiagnostic Assessment – A “full battery” covering multiple areas of functioning and personality. Testing includes clinical interview(s), selection of a customized battery based upon the presenting concern(s), administration of tests, scoring and interpretation of those tests, an assessment report which includes specific recommendations to decrease the presenting concern(s), a follow-up interview to share testing results and recommendations, and, a three to six month follow-up contact to discuss results of implementation of recommendations, level of decrease in original concern(s) and any new concern(s).

Outpatient Psychiatry Services

2018-2019 Core Award - $700,000.00

JF&CS presents the highest standard of child and adolescent psychiatry services with Board-Certified, Licensed Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists (MDs). Services include a comprehensive intake and psychiatric assessment for children/teens by a child/adolescent psychiatrist and an agreed upon medication treatment plan. Outpatient psychiatry services begin with a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation/examination focused on the history of the mental health problem, a medical decision relative to the prescribing of psychoactive medication(s) and selection of and prescribing of that medication. In addition, the initial psychiatry appointment includes education about any prescribed medication including side effects, preferred administration, schedule of follow-up appointments for medication monitoring and when it is important to contact the psychiatrist.

School-Based Counseling

2018-2019 Core Award - $350,000.00

The School-Based Consultation Program aims to enhance the mental health and academic performance of students through the use of professional consultation services from licensed clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors. School-based consultants provide individual counseling, emotional support, and skills training with students to help them in reducing obstacles to their learning. School-based consultants work with small groups addressing topics such as anger management, self-esteem, grief and loss, and social skills. School-based consultants meet with parents, teachers, and school staff to consult about how to best support students who are receiving counseling services.

The Child Abuse Prevention Program 

2018-2019 Core Award - $300,000.00

The Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) teaches child safety, abuse recognition, and abuse prevention. Children are taught in a safe and non-threatening manner designed to entertain and inform them. Videos, songs, child friendly props and other activities are incorporated into the program. The children learn how to distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate touching, learn, and practice response skills, understand tricks used by potential abusers, identify people who can help, and most importantly understand that it would never be their fault.

Kids In The Middle 

Funded Program(s)

Counseling Services for Children of Divorce

2018-2019 Core Award - $700,000.00

Kids In The Middle provides counseling for children ages 3 ½ to 18 who are coping with parental separation, divorce, and/or remarriage, understanding that parents’ behavior and communication post-divorce often results in highly conflictual behavior which negatively affects their children. Through group, individual, and family counseling children gain coping skills to deal with the divorce and reduce negative behaviors associated with the transition. Kids In The Middle also works with the parents to reduce conflict and increase positive co-parenting skills.

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri

LUME Institute

Funded Program(s)

LUME Approach Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation 

2018-2019 Core Award - $350,000.00

At LUME Institute, the power to change society lies in changing the way young children are taught. LUME Institute’s Foundations Course and Mental Health Consultation Model is a framework designed to help educators of any age students support their students’ healthy emotional development. LUME guides educators toward a deeper understanding of child development principles and greater self-awareness and self-reflection, which enable them to better emotionally partner with children. Drawing on decades of early childhood and brain development research, as well as tested outcomes from a high-quality demonstration school, the framework can overlay any curriculum and provides practical ways educators can nurture emotional development of children, and, in the process, transform early childhood education. Available to any school in St. Louis County especially those with educators of children ages 0-5.

Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri

Funded Program(s)

Family Based Respite Care

2018-2019 Core Award - $100,000.00

Family Based Respite Care prevents child abuse and neglect by providing temporary care for children of families in crisis. Children of families in crisis are placed in a safe, nurturing home environment where their immediate needs can be addressed by a licensed foster family. Using an individualized case management model, the Lutheran Family and Children’s Services Foster Care Coordinator, case managers, and licensed foster families work together to provide assessment, placement, service planning, direct, and indirect services to help families achieve safety and stability.

Mental Health Counseling for Children, Youth, and Families

2018-2019 Core Award - $1,000,000.00

LFCS’ Mental Health Counseling for Children, Youth, and Families activities and interventions include intake, assessment, treatment planning, individual and family therapy, case management, crisis intervention, referrals, discharge planning, and aftercare. The program is designed to improve psychosocial functioning and decrease emotional, behavioral, and mental health symptoms in children and youth. Research-informed, best practice therapies and interventions are chosen to best address the child’s or family’s individualized treatment needs.

Outpatient Child Psychiatry

2018-2019 Core Award - $170,000.00

LFCS psychiatrists provide services to children and youth who are St. Louis County residents and are receiving other program services from LFCS. The psychiatry program includes psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and psychotherapy services. The psychiatrist works closely with the children’s LFCS direct service provider and is available for consultation with the counselor, parent, teachers, and other stakeholders as needed. The psychiatrist sees the client until the symptoms are resolved and/or stability is reached, or if the child ages out of the program and needs a referral to a more appropriate community provider.

School-based Mental Health

2018-2019 Core Award - $4,500,000.00

LFCS’ school-based mental health services are provided by licensed counselors and include observation, assessment, individual counseling, consultation, group counselling, support groups, mental health presentations, crisis intervention, and case management to county students. The program embeds staff into the school to make sure services are accessible, and allow counselors to build relationships with staff, students, and parents. Staff are fully ingrained into the fabric of each school and available for ongoing therapeutic services or in response to crisis on both an individual and school-wide basis.

STEP Up (Strengthen, Teach, Empower, Prepare)

2018-2019 Core Award - $250,000.00

STEP-Up (Strengthen, Teach, Empower, Prepare) combines evidence-based risk prevention group sessions with individual follow-up to provide children and youth resistance and resilience skills. The program’s services include enrollment, assessment, pre- and post-testing, group curriculum delivery, individual follow-up sessions, and outside referrals as needed. Group sessions are provided in the classroom and are driven by evidence-based curriculum. In addition to the group curriculum, students who would benefit from additional assistance are referred by teachers, parents, or administrators for individual follow-up sessions to practice healthy behavior and to enhance risk reduction strategies.

Lydia’s House

Funded Program(s)

Children's Safe Bed-Nights and Support Services

2018-2019 Core Award - $340,000.00

Lydia’s House provides transitional housing and support services to victims of domestic violence, women and their children. The agency has the capacity to house and serve up to 85 children/youth and 50 adults at a given time. Lydia’s House has a total of 50 fully furnished apartments which are confidentially located in St. Louis City and St. Louis County. Children and their mothers are provided with independent apartments for up to two years. While in residence, families have access to a wide range of support services that include: advocacy, case management, support groups, therapy sessions, skills classes, parenting classes, children’s program, immigrant services, Ladle Job Training & Employment Program, community meals, and follow-up support.

Miriam Learning Center

Funded Program(s)

Alternative Choices To Success (ACTS)

2018-2019 Core Award - $342,000.00

This program provides free, intensive mental health services to seventh grade through 12th grade St. Louis County students who attend a school in the Normandy Schools Collaborative and who are at risk for suspension due to mental health and/or behavioral issues. Services include restorative groups, individual cognitive behavioral therapy, community referrals and coordination, and parent/teacher consultation.

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC)

2018-2019 Core Award - $252,000.00

This program provides free assessment, counseling, and teacher/parent consultation for St. Louis County children, ages 2-5, who attend a preschool or daycare located in St. Louis County and who are at risk for loss of placement due to behaviors.

In-School Counseling at Private and Parochial Schools

2018-2019 Core Award - $300,000.00

This program provides free in-school cognitive behavioral therapy and community referrals for children ages 3-18 who are St. Louis County residents and who attend private or parochial schools located in St. Louis County. Services address mental health issues that affect academic, social, and behavioral performance. Psychological testing is available to some participants.

NAMI St. Louis

Funded Program(s)

CIT Crisis Intervention

2018-2019 Core Award - $28,000.00

This program provides mental health crisis intervention services by Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trained officers to children and adolescents ages 19 and younger along with their families and caregivers who reside in St. Louis County. The CIT Program recruits, trains, and supports law enforcement officers to respond effectively to individuals, including youth, who are experiencing a mental health crisis, in such a manner that the disposition of the crisis is NOT incarceration but is access to acute and long-term mental health and substance use treatment.

National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse - St. Louis Area (NCADA)

Funded Program(s)

Prevention First - St. Louis County

2018-2019 Core Award - $1,300,000.00

Prevention First is a menu of evidence-informed and research-based substance use prevention programs for grades K-12. Each lesson series focuses on resiliency skill development through a variety of topics: healthy decision-making; problem-solving; peer refusal, goal-setting; and anger management.

Nurses for Newborns Foundation

Funded Program(s)

Keeping Infants Safe

2018-2019 Core Award - $800,000.00

This project promotes the survival, health, and emotional well-being of St. Louis County pregnant women, infants and their caregivers through home visits by registered nurses who provide comprehensive assessments, education, support, and linkage to needed services. Services are targeted to women and infants with physical, mental health, social, or environmental risks. For participants with elevated levels of depression, NFN licensed social workers provide in-home counseling. For some families, NFN Community Health Workers provide outreach, peer support, and navigation to resources, as well as translation and cultural assistance with Arabic, Bosnian, Hispanic, Kurdish, and Vietnamese families.

Our Lady's Inn

Funded Program(s)

Our Lady's Inn Maternity Home - Temporary Shelter

2018-2019 Core Award - $85,000.00

Our Lady’s Inn is a residential program providing a safe home, food, clothing, private bedrooms, showers, and other basic necessities. With these basics as a foundation, the process of recovery, healing, and transitioning to self-sufficiency can begin. Each mother works with a case manager, counselor and nurse to design a plan to address each mother’s prenatal and mental health needs. Each family meets with a child advocate with whom the children's needs are evaluated and an action plan of therapy, educational and parenting support is established to address these needs. Services within the Temporary Shelter Program timeframe are focused on meeting the immediate needs of food, clothing, shelter, and evaluation and assessment for longer term needs to include health, mental health, and education are also occurring at this time.

Our Lady's Inn Maternity Home - Transitional Living

2018-2019 Core Award - $150,000.00

Our Lady’s Inn is a residential program providing a safe home, food, clothing, private bedrooms, and showers, and other basic necessities. With these basics as a foundation, the process of recovery, healing, and transitioning to self-sufficiency can begin. The services provided in the Transitional Living Program focus on further stabilization of the family through case management, with referrals to community resources, in-house classes and trainings. Areas that were identified during the assessment phase (Temporary Shelter Program) will begin to be addressed. There is also a focus on housing case management and securing stable housing. Aftercare is provided for two years once a client leaves Our Lady’s Inn.

Our Little Haven

Funded Program(s)

Keystone Outpatient Mental Health Services

2018-2019 Core Award - $400,000.00

Keystone is an outpatient practice that assesses, treats, and consults on mental/behavioral disorders. The program serves very young children and their families. The broad range of services include comprehensive psychological evaluations, family and individual psychotherapy, and parent assessment and coaching. Keystone practitioners are experienced in treating many disorders and have expertise in several researched clinical methods; however specialties are treating the very young child, comprehensive psychological evaluation, complex disorders and conditions, and cultural competency. OLH's team of specialists are licensed doctoral level psychologists, masters' level clinical social workers, and an RN. Two members have advanced training as Registered Play Therapists and another has an advanced certificate of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Parents as Teachers

Funded Program(s)

Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health Prevention Screenings in NSC

2018-2019 Core Award - $104,000.00

This prevention services project will screen children in high poverty areas for developmental delays that are often related to infant and early childhood mental health. The project will: 1) use contract screeners and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE2)and Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning (DIAL-4) to screen 1,200 children for social/emotional, cognitive/intellectual, speech/language and fine/gross motor milestones; 2) refer children who have developmental concerns/delays for follow-up services in the community (e.g., special education services at the school district) and 3) contract with Lutheran Family and Children's Services and St. Louis Ark to train parent educators to identify signs of infant/early childhood mental illness and make appropriate referrals. The project will take place in the footprint of the Normandy Schools Collaborative in north St. Louis County and target the many children who are not receiving any PAT home visiting services.

Places for People Inc.

Funded Program(s)

Multi-Systemic Therapy 

2018-2019 Core Award - $400,000.00

Multisystemic Therapy is an intensive, evidence-based family therapy that targets the root causes of problem behaviors that place 12- to 17- year-olds at risk for out-of-home placement. Thorough assessment of youth factors, family relationships, peer influence, school functioning, and community strengths and needs result in targeted interventions designed to stabilize the youth and family while also helping parents develop the skills, strategies, and resources needed to support their teenager’s future growth and healthy development. Therapy is highly individualized to fit the existing strengths and unique needs identified by each family. Services are provided in the home multiple times per week and arranged to fit a family’s schedule. Youth and parents have access to 24/7 support as needed.

Positive Youth Justice - Family Outreach and Community Support Services

2018-2019 Core Award - $210,000.00

Family Outreach and Community Support services are provided to parents, children, and adolescents in the family home or wherever they currently reside. The goal is to successfully outreach and engage families whose children have demonstrated a need for therapy or other supportive services but who have thus far been unable to successfully access these services. Clinicians work with families to identify any barriers to treatment for their children and help parents/caregivers establish a sustainable plan to see that their children’s behavioral health and developmental needs are being met. Sessions involve coaching and support for problem-solving, skill-building, self-advocacy, self-care and the development of a comprehensive network of supports to meet both the children’s and caregivers’ needs that may be hindering participation in needed services (e.g. family instability, adult mental health or substance use, isolation and lack of natural supports, unmet basic needs). All activities are aimed at promoting a child or adolescent’s overall well-being and functioning in the family, school, and community. This includes motivating and helping parents connect to services that they, too, may need to enable them to be most effective as a caregiver.

Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc 

Funded Program(s)

St. Louis County Outpatient Substance Use Counseling

2018-2019 Core Award - $4,800,000.00

PFH’s outpatient treatment services are offered through a multi-dimensional and multi-disciplined approved tailored to fit each adolescent’s and their families specific needs including alcohol and/or other drug abuse, psychiatry, mental health and trauma counseling, family therapy and other supportive counseling and case management services. Levels of care include day treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and aftercare for youth 19 years of age and younger. This program also provides early intervention services to youth 9 years of age and older whom are assessed to be at high risk for developing problems with substance use.

Team of Concern

2018-2019 Core Award - $1,100,000.00

TOC is a Collaborative Care process that provides a multi-tiered continuum of preventive care within a school setting that is designed to increase a student’s ability to avoid risk-taking behaviors which could lead to alcohol and drug use. TOC partners with each school in choosing the programming that matches the individual school and school districts’ unique needs and population. TOC also provides individual early intervention counseling services to students where there is concern for developing problems with alcohol and other drugs.

Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services of Missouri

Funded Program(s)

Family Solutions for Kids 

2018-2019 Core Award - $2,200,000.00

Family Solutions for Kids is a 12-week intensive in-home program designed to help parents and children in St. Louis County facing challenges in their family functioning. Therapists spend three to four hours per week serving the household of identified clients ages 4 to 19. Participation in the program is voluntary and offers individual therapy, family therapy, trauma therapy, and a variety of treatment interventions determined by the needs of the family. The program provides educational support, parent education and coaching, child development education, and linkage to other community services and resources.

Therapeutic Mentoring and Family Support

2018-2019 Core Award - $1,500,000.00

Therapeutic Mentoring is an intervention program which offers St. Louis County youth ages 5-19 a structured, strength-based service for the purpose of supporting, coaching, and training youth in age-appropriate behaviors. It includes interpersonal communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution, and relating appropriately to families, peers, teachers, and others, in recreational and social activities. A behavioral health treatment plan is developed in concert with the family, the youth, and therapeutic mentor.

Provident, Inc

Funded Program(s)

Counseling Program

2018-2019 Core Award - $1,800,000.00

Provident provides school-based and office-based counseling to youth throughout the St. Louis area. Therapists are based in four offices throughout St. Louis metropolitan region, as well as schools in the Jennings, Lindbergh, Normandy, University City, and Ladue school districts. Licensed therapists provide youth with psychological assessments and individual, group, and family counseling. School-based therapists also provide IEP consultation and support to teachers and school staff. Therapists work to help youth dealing with trauma, toxic stress, or other mental health issues to develop the coping mechanisms to thrive at home and at school.

Queen of Peace Center 

Funded Program(s)

Adolescent Resource Center

2018-2019 Core Award - $500,000.00

Adolescent Resource Center reaches out to adolescents in St. Louis County, focusing on North County, MET center, and those who are incarcerated in the county jail. The clinicians implement the SBIRT model, counseling, case management, and group education to at-risk adolescents. Prevention, education, case management, and counseling efforts have focused on substance use and a myriad of mental health issues including violence prevention toward self and others.

Nurturing Networks

2018-2019 Core Award - $55,000.00

The Nurturing Networks program provides individual child therapy, children’s groups, therapeutic daycare, community support services, parenting groups, and family therapy, particularly to clients of Queen of Peace Center. NN addresses the social, emotional, and behavioral well-being of children and their mothers with substance use disorders.

Room at the Inn

Funded Program(s)

Emergency Shelter

2018-2019 Core Award - $60,000.00

Room at the Inn is a temporary, emergency shelter for women and their families experiencing homelessness, regardless of the age or gender of the children. Children will have safe, secure shelter without danger of physical or emotional harm or verbal abuse. School-aged children will attend school or be in the enrollment process within three days of entering the shelter. Children entering the shelter will be assessed for developmental, physical, and mental health needs and will receive appropriate referrals.

Transitional Housing Services

2018-2019 Core Award - $60,000.00

Room at the Inn is a temporary, emergency shelter for women and their families experiencing homelessness, regardless of the age or gender of the children. Children will have safe, secure shelter without danger of physical or emotional harm or verbal abuse. School-aged children will attend school or be in the enrollment process within three days of entering the shelter. Children entering the shelter will be assessed for developmental, physical, and mental health needs and will receive appropriate referrals.

Safe Connections

Funded Program(s)

Teen Counseling Program

2018-2019 Core Award - $450,000.00

Safe Connections offers individual therapy free of charge to teens ages 12 to 19. Services are provided in-office on Hampton Avenue and in St. Louis County schools and community locations. Safe Connections works with teens who have witnessed domestic violence, experienced dating violence, or experienced rape and/or childhood sexual abuse.

Violence Prevention Education Programs

2018-2019 Core Award - $450,000.00

Safe Connections offers Violence Prevention Education Services free of charge to St. Louis teens (ages 12-19) through Project HART (Healthy Alternatives for Relationships Among Teens), and Guys Group/Girls Group. Project HART is a classroom-based workshop program that give youth the knowledge and skills to develop healthy relationships free of abuse and violence. Guys Group/Girls Group is a discussion-based, small-group program where teens explore ideas about relationships, gender stereotypes, consent, and bystander intervention. Teens use what they’ve learned to develop healthier outlooks, improve their behaviors, and through example and discussion, influence peers to do the same. All of Safe Connections’ Violence Prevention Education programming is provided at schools and/or youth-serving community sites.

Saint Louis Counseling

Funded Program(s)

Office-based Individual, Group, and Family Counseling

2018-2019 Core Award - $900,000.00

This program provides office-based individual and family therapy to youth and families who are suffering from mental health issues. Therapists diagnose youth and employ a variety of evidence-based therapeutic practices. In addition, the project provides four-week parenting skills classes using the nationally recognized Love and Logic® curriculum.

Outpatient Psychiatric Services

2018-2019 Core Award - $89,000.00

A Board Certified Psychiatrist provides psychiatric evaluation, treatment, and medication monitoring to youth who are suffering from mental health issues.


School-based Counseling

2018-2019 Core Award - $2,400,000.00

This program provides on-site individual and group evidence-based counseling at public and private schools. Project therapists either are embedded in the schools or visit the schools to provide students with counseling on an outreach basis (as-needed). In addition, the therapists provide crisis intervention counseling to students to help them emotionally process and recover from crises such as the death of a family member, teacher, or fellow classmate.

School-based Prevention

2018-2019 Core Award - $300,000.00

Classroom behavioral health presentations are provided by agency school-based therapists in public and private schools. Presentations can cover a variety of topics based on need. Utilizing the evidence-based BrainWise®, youth critical thinking and decision-making skills curriculum is also available. Both presentation types are interactive and involve significant student participation.

St. Louis Crisis Nursery

Funded Program(s)

Crisis Nursery Family Empowerment Program

2018-2019 Core Award - $305,000.00

The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery Family Empowerment Program provides trauma-responsive counseling, case management, and parenting support to families experiencing multiple risk factors for child abuse and neglect or out-of-home placement. Individualized services are available in the home or in the community for families with children ages birth to 12-years-old, with a primary focus on increasing family protective factors and reducing risk factors.

The Family Empowerment Program utilizes evidence-based and evidence-informed practices that include: crisis intervention; case management activities; home visitation; brief intervention counseling around clinical concerns; individualized parenting education; parenting education groups; therapeutic children’s groups; and community outreach events.

Crisis Nursery Respite Care

2018-2019 Core Award - $1,500,000.00

The Crisis Nursery Respite Care Program provides immediate crisis intervention and therapeutic respite care for children, birth through age 12, at high risk for abuse and neglect. Services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for families experiencing crises such as: domestic violence, parental mental health concerns, homelessness, parental substance use, extreme parental stress, and lack of basic necessities.

Care is provided in a trauma-responsive environment, designed to meet the physical, emotional, developmental, and social needs of children within a nurturing, safe atmosphere while their caregivers work on an individualized plan to alleviate the presenting crisis.

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

Funded Program(s)

Right Start Program

2018-2019 Core Award - $250,000.00

The Right Start Program at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive mental health services for children and youth ages 19 and younger. Highly-qualified program staff provides psychological testing, consultation and counseling services, equipping families with a diagnosis, care plan and direction in managing emotional or behavioral concerns. In addition, a pediatric psychiatrist is available for consultation, medication management, and diagnostic clarification.

SSM DePaul Hospital

Funded Program(s)

Youth and Family Services

2018-2019 Core Award - $360,300.00

SSM Health’s Youth & Family Services provides intensive outpatient treatment for adolescents 11- to 17-years old. Programming is geared toward reducing symptoms of depression by promoting increased self-awareness and strengthening the family unit. Youth participate in at least three sessions per week and a parent/caregiver is required to participate in one session per week. This setting enables parents to learn about their child’s illness, develop effective communication, and learn how to assist their child with symptom management.

St. Anthony's Charitable Foundation

Funded Program(s)

Intensive Outpatient Program and Family-Centered Support Services

2018-2019 Core Award - $1,300,000.00

The Hyland Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) works with adolescents ages of 12 -18 and is based on a cognitive behavioral model. By examining thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in group and individual therapy, youth can develop the tools needed to develop positive coping skills, explore the root of their problems and set goals for future progress. An assessment must be scheduled prior to the start of the program. Adolescents are typically in the program for four hours daily, up to three to four weeks.

St. Francis Community Services

Funded Program(s)

Spanish Language Mental Health Project

2018-2019 Core Award - $195,000.00

St. Francis Community Services provides bilingual, culturally competent individual and family therapy for children of Spanish-speaking caretakers living in St. Louis County. Services are provided at the office, a North County parish, and Ritenour International Welcome Center. The agency specializes in addressing issues of emotional and relational distress in immigrant communities, acculturation issues, and bicultural identity. The program also provides case management to mental health clients needing help with navigation of systems and access to resources.

St. Louis ArtWorks

Funded Program(s)

Youth Apprenticeship Program

2018-2019 Core Award - $160,000.00

ArtWorks is a year-round program using art to teach essential life and job skills to underserved youth ages 14-19. The program is designed to meet a youth's social, emotional, and psychological needs and to improve their behavioral health and well-being. At ArtWorks, youth apprentices work with professional artists in the development of commissioned artwork for sale, public installation, or performance. Each piece of the program helps to inform participants of strategies to remove barriers and ultimately be self-sufficient adults. Programming takes place after school and on weekends during the fall and spring for five hours a day and five days a week for six weeks during the summer.

St. Louis County Department of Public Health-Nurse-Family Partnership

Funded Program(s)

Nurse-Family Partnership

2018-2019 Core Award - $190,000.00

Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) supports and empowers first-time moms by providing them nurse home visits starting early in pregnancy, and continuing until the child’s second birthday. By partnering specially trained NFP nurses with families, many significant outcomes, including improvements in maternal health, child health, and economic security have been found. The program has been shown to impact lives for generations to come, and the Coalition for Evidence-Based Medicine has ranked NFP as a “top tier” program. Nurse-Family Partnership is the only maternal-child health home visiting model ranked as having a strong level of confidence that it will produce meaningful improvements for society. Pregnant moms can enroll if this will be their first child, they are less than 28 weeks pregnant, they live in St. Louis County, and qualify for WIC or Medicaid.

St. Louis County Department of Human Services-County Youth Programs

Funded Program(s)

Center for Youth on the Rise

2018-2019 Core Award - $900,000.00

Youth can access services at The Center for Youth On The Rise (11- to 19-years-old) and alternative education sites in the county (ages 17 to 19). Services include a drop-in program; crisis support; counseling; strength-based assessment and care planning; therapy groups; high school equivalency classes; life skills groups; leadership and resiliency training; job search assistance; and direct access to substance use services, legal services, and preventive healthcare.

St. Louis County, Dept. of Human Services, Kathy J. Weinman Shelter for Victims of        Domestic Violence (KJW)

Funded Program(s)

Safe Shelter and Support Services

2018-2019 Core Award - $150,400.00

Kathy J. Weinman Shelter’s Safe Shelter and Support Services program will provide primary victims and children and youth from birth to 19-years-old with safe, secure, and undisclosed emergency shelter for up to 30 days. While in shelter the youth are offered access to therapeutic services in the forms of individual, family, and peer (group) counseling to aid them in overcoming the trauma of intimate partner violence.

Transitioning from Crisis to Sustainability

2018-2019 Core Award - $150,400.00

Kathy J. Weinman Shelter’s Transitioning from Crisis to Sustainability program is designed to further support the children and families from the Safe Shelter and Support Services program by immersing them with intervention that will yield long-term success and reduce recidivism rates. The interventions are inclusive of Safe Shelter, Respite Care Services, Crisis Intervention, Non-Therapeutic Counseling, and Case Management Services for those children and youth from birth to 19-years-old.

St. Martha's Hall

Funded Program(s)

St. Martha's Hall Emergency Shelter

2018-2019 Core Award - $100,000.00

St. Martha's Hall is an emergency shelter for abused women and their children to help break the cycle of violence in their lives. The program serves women ages 18 and older (or 16- to 17-year-old qualified minors) who have been abused by their partner and their dependent children, regardless of age or gender. The program provides a safe and confidential shelter stay for 12 weeks, all basic needs, 24 hour crisis hotline, twice-weekly support groups for women and children, individual and family support, advocacy, information and referral, follow-up with former residents, and community education to increase awareness and understanding of domestic violence.

St. Vincent Home for Children

Funded Projects

InHome FOCUS

2018-2019 Core Award - $80,000.00

InHomeFOCUS is a home-based early intervention outpatient counseling program for children and youth ages 8 to 19 who have significant behavioral, emotional, and/or relational issues that create barriers to client success at home, at school, and in their families. All InHomeFOCUS services are free to the youth and families. The program goal is to stabilize families to prevent more restrictive placements of their children. InHomeFOCUS provides individual and family counseling, art therapy and psychotherapy groups for up to six months in their home or school. Each youth and family receives a complete assessment by a master's level mental health therapist, who works with the youth and family to identify treatment goals and intervention plans. When issues with substance use or misuse are identified, the client receives services from St. Vincent’s outpatient substance abuse counseling program.

Life FOCUS

2018-2019 Core Award - $2,000,000.00

LifeFOCUS provides up to 30 days of free temporary shelter and intensive mental health services for children and youth ages 10 to 19 who have significant behavioral, emotional, and/or relationship issues and are not able to function in their family, school, and/or community environments. Each youth and family receives a complete assessment by a master's level mental health therapist, who works with the child and family to identify treatment goals and intervention plans. The clinician provides weekly individual therapy, family therapy, crisis intervention, and case management and aftercare as needed. When issues with substance use or misuse are identified, the client receives services from the St. Vincent outpatient substance abuse counseling program. Youth receive mentoring from youth development specialists and participate in psychotherapy groups, art therapy, psychoeducation groups, non-therapeutic counseling by residential staff, life skills training, recreational activities, community integration outings and are transported to their home schools each school day.

Life PATHS

2018-2019 Core Award - $850,000.00

LifePATHS provides a free safe haven for youth ages 16 to 19 experiencing homelessness with three to six months of transitional housing and intensive mental health and life/work skills services for youth who have significant behavioral, emotional and/or relationship issues that are barriers to successful independent living. The program is designed to be a transitional step for youth who are not ready for the level of autonomy required in living arrangements such as Independent Living Programs. A master's level mental health therapist provides weekly individual therapy, art therapy, psychotherapy groups, crisis intervention, and extensive case management as needed. When issues with substance use or misuse are identified, the client receives services from St. Vincent’s outpatient substance abuse counseling program. Youth Development Specialists provide psychoeducation groups, non-therapeutic counseling, life skills training, mentoring recreational activities, and community integration outings.

The Women's Safe House

Funded Program(s)

Primary Prevention for Children & Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence (Temporary)

2018-2019 Core Award - $110,400.00

The Women’s Safe House (TWSH) provides short-term emergency shelter for women and children experiencing domestic abuse in the immediate aftermath of the violence when women and children are traumatized, experiencing homelessness, and in crisis. For the first 30 days, TWSH meets those basic needs for food and safe shelter in an environment of advocacy and support.

Primary Prevention for Children & Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence (Transitional)

2018-2019 Core Award - $105,400.00

These services include the continuation of safe shelter, food, personal hygiene items and clothing coupled with intensive case management, crisis intervention services, life coaching and group facilitation. Linkages to medical and mental health care, housing, employment, prevention activities, advocacy, support and 12 months of follow-up post shelter are the foundations of the transitional living program.

Voices for Children

Funded Program(s)

Child Advocacy Services

2018-2019 Core Award - $320,000.00

Voices for Children recruits, trains and supervises Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers to advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers partner with Voices child advocacy professionals to represent these children’s best interest in St. Louis County Family Court and in the community. Voices serves children and youth from birth through age 19.

Washington University -- Synchrony

Funded Program(s)

The SYNCHRONY Project

2018-2019 Core Award - $550,000.00

The SYNCHRONY Project is a clinical service addressing the unmet mental health needs of young children at extreme high risk for maltreatment and its consequences by integrating the efforts of clinical experts in infancy and early childhood with community family support and social service teams. Clinical experts provide two-generation psychiatric care, developmental screening and intervention planning, family and parent-child interactional therapy, evidence-based parenting education, health and mental health care coordination, and consultation to the St. Louis County Family Court to parameterize safe reunifications of infants and young children in protective custody with their birth families.

Washington University (The Spot)

Funded Projects

The SPOT 

2018-2019 Core Award - $80,000.00

The SPOT is an innovative behavioral health/medical drop-in center designed to address health, social support, and prevention needs of high-risk youth in the St. Louis region. The center offers a range of confidential services including: case management, mental health and substance use screening and counseling, psychiatry, medical and reproductive health care, and a drop-in space. Services are provided free of charge, in a youth-positive environment for all youth ages 13-19.

The SPOT @ Jennings

2018-2019 Core Award - $192,000.00

The SPOT at Jennings High School, a program of Washington University School of Medicine, is a School-Based Health Center (SBHC). The purpose of a SBHC is to keep youth healthy, in school and ready to learn. They are staffed and operated by a multi-disciplinary team of health, mental health, and social service professionals with expertise in using a holistic approach to addressing the broad range, and often complex needs of youth. The SPOT at Jennings High School is built on this comprehensive model of providing integrated multi-disciplinary medical health, behavioral health and social services, in partnership with the school district and community partner organizations.

Wyman Center  

Funded Program(s)

Wyman Teen Outreach Program 

2018-2019 Core Award - $700,000.00

Wyman’s evidence-based Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®) is a positive youth development program designed to build teens’ educational success, life and leadership skills, and healthy behaviors and relationships. As a result, teens are better able to navigate challenges during the teenage years – a time when decisions matter. The program is designed to meet the developmental needs of middle (sixth –eigth grades) and high school teens (ninth – 12th grades) in a variety of settings, including in school, after school, through community organizations, or in systems and institutional settings. Curriculum topics include: emotion management, problem-solving, decision-making, goal-setting, health and wellness, healthy decision making, self-understanding, social identity, empathy, communication, relationships and community.

In partnership with St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund, Wyman delivers TOP to 7th and 8th graders at Brittany Woods Middle School and 7th graders at Ferguson Middle School.

Youth In Need

Funded Program(s)

Emergency Shelter

2018-2019 Core Award - $650,000.00

YIN Emergency Shelter provides 24 hour intake and supervision to youth who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk for homelessness. This includes families who are in crisis. Services include residential, food, counseling, and case management.

Professional Mental Health Counseling

2018-2019 Core Award - $4,500,000.00

Youth In Need provides individual, group, and family counseling primarily in schools. Those districts include: Riverview, Hazelwood, Jennings, Pattonville, Ritenour, Parkway, Valley Park, Lindbergh, North County Tech, Maplewood-Richmond Heights, and SCOPE. Services are also offered in a community-based office in Olivette. Counseling services are strength-based and client-centered utilizing real time feedback as part of the evidence-based practice.

RiSE - Ritenour Students Excelling

2018-2019 Core Award - $200,000.00

Counseling and mentoring for at-risk youth in Ritenour School District. Each year, 30 eighth-graders are selected by the district as at risk for eventual school dropout. Students work with a counselor and mentor for one year as they transition to high school.

Street Outreach Program 

2018-2019 Core Award - $400,000.00

YIN’s Crisis Outreach provides on the street connection for at-risk youth or those experiencing homelessness. Staff respond to Youth Connection Helpline calls and Safe Places for housing crisis 24 hours a day. Staff help youth find safe place housing and provide ongoing support and case management.

Transitional Living Program 

2018-2019 Core Award - $800,000.00

YIN provides transitional living services to youth ages 16-19 who are experiencing homelessness. The services are provided in St. Charles in a group home and in Maplewood in apartments. Services include counseling and case management as well as residential and life skills.